It was the year of 9/11, 2001. And everyone needed a lift, Michael Brown recalls. For some, that lift came from the gospel choir that Brown started at The Hotchkiss School, a no-audition sing-fest open to all in the the school community.
“It was strictly volunteer,” Brown says, “and no-credit. That’s what I prefer. Once they get the gospel bug, that’s it. They’re hooked.”